Thailand Set to Become First Southeast Asian Country to Pass Marriage Equality Bill on...

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National — On June 16th, 2024, Mrs. Radklao Inthawong Suwankiri, the Deputy Spokesperson for the Prime Minister’s Office, announced the upcoming parliamentary deliberation of the Marriage Equality Bill on June 18th. Following parliamentary approval, the bill...

Majority of Public Feedback So Far on Draft Law Opposes Proposal to Make Cannabis...

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National — On June 13th, 2024, Thai Minister of Public Health Somsak Thepsuthin provided an update on the public consultation held from June 11-25 regarding a draft aimed at reclassifying cannabis as a type 5...

Survey Reveals Mixed Opinions on Thailands Proposed Casino Centric Entertainment Complexes

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National — On June 10th, 2024, Mr. Wichian Kaeosombat, Assistant Director at the Center for Economic and Business Forecasting at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, along with his research team, publicly revealed...

Public Health Ministry Seeks Public Input on Cannabis Reclassification Amid Protests and New Drug...

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National — At 9:45 AM on June 11th, 2024, Thai Minister of Public Health Somsak Thepsuthin addressed a proposal to review ministerial regulations regarding the legal possession limits of narcotics for personal use versus distribution....

Pro Cannabis Activists Mark Two Years of Legalisation, Begin Sit-in at Thai Government House...

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National — On June 9th, 2024, Mr. Prasitchai Nunual, the secretary-general of the network for Shaping the Future of Thai Cannabis, and other cannabis advocacy groups of more than 300 individuals called for a protest...

Thai Survey Reveals Overall Satisfaction with Government: 44.3 Percent Highly Satisfied, Only 2 Percent...

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National— On June 4th, 2024, Thai national media reported the results of a six-month public opinion survey on government performance, conducted by the Thai Ministry of Digital Economy and Society between April 22nd and May...

Thai Cannabis Advocacy Groups Urge Public Health Minister to Reconsider Cannabis Criminalization

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National— On May 16th, 2024, Mr. Prasitchai Nunual, the secretary-general of the network for Shaping the Future of Thai Cannabis, and representatives from various sectors submitted a letter to Thai Minister of Public Health Somsak...

Thai Prime Minister Addresses Cannabis Reclassification Concerns Amidst Coalition Government Tensions

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National— On May 11th, 2024, Mr. Srettha Thavisin, the Thai Prime Minister currently visiting Kanchanaburi, told the public about the rumors that the proposed reclassification of cannabis into a narcotic illegal drug could potentially cause...

Phuket Governor Addresses Rumors in Swiss Expat Alleged Assault Case; Affirms Judicial Transparency

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PHUKET-In a recent development concerning the high-profile assault case involving a local doctor and a Swiss Expat, Phuket Governor Mr. Sophon Suwannarat has issued a clarifying statement. The update comes amid circulating rumors that...

Thai Parliament Passes Marriage Equality Act by a Landslide, Paving Way for Legal Same...

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National — Thailand's parliament has overwhelmingly passed legislation that legalizes same-sex marriage. On Wednesday, March 27th, 2024, the House of Representatives voted 399 to 10 in favor of the "Marriage Equality Bill," with two abstentions and...
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